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Important: upcoming IP changes

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by marvel, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    Hi all,

    Due to administrative (read: financial) reasons we are forced to change IP addresses for our servers. This has to be done before the end of this month.

    The old IPs will still be valid until the end of this month. So we will run two instances of most servers and announce the change in-game as well to allow for a transition period, because last time we changed IPs a lot of folks couldn't find our servers anymore and we want to prevent that.

    So yes there will be two Asia servers again soon, but please take note that this will only be for a short period of time.

    Thanks for reading!
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  2. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    I can understand the situation where the server ips needed to be changed, still wanted to say thanks for letting us know in advance so we could have time to prepare for the changes.

    I'll be sure to let sl8ter know to change the server ip links with his addon so people won't get any problems connecting to the servers when using it :)
  3. Shaikh Nedab

    Shaikh Nedab Active Member

    why not just create CNAME records and share subdomain with port? no need to remember ips at all.
  4. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    A CNAME record is just one domain pointing to another domainname.

    I think you mean A-records, it's possible yes but most people just connect by IP. I could add A-records for all servers, we've did that in the past but it didn't make our server easier to find for people.

    Either way, sourcebans and stats always have up-to-date IP info :)
  5. yank33

    yank33 Member

    Would the IP change magicaly make a better ping for EU users on the new Asia server? purty purty please? (j/k) Can't wait until technology renders ping insignificant lol.
  6. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think so, the server is in the same data center :)
  7. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    I'm aware of the bad ping guys I'm working on better options, more info soon :D
  8. Vakarlan

    Vakarlan MG Donor

    Thank you!!
  9. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    So I'm working with Voxility to install a server in L.A. with great routing to Asia and decent enough latency for European and Latam players as well, I hope this will be the perfect location.

    Delivery times is 3-4 weeks though I'm afraid so we'll have to be a bit patient.
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  10. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Nice marvel! this'll benefit those EU and American players who may not get the best ping they'd like in ASIA. It'll be a good option for them :)

    We can be patient enough so that's all good ^^
  11. Vakarlan

    Vakarlan MG Donor

    Recently asia peeps from my discord has been updating that they can steam overflow constantly in EU servers. Unable to join scenarios, also after the vpn was down, joining scenario or any EU based servers from my Ip will result in a 1.5 seconds to 2 seconds delay in every action. Shooting is still manageable. Is it possible for you to shift Asia server that is used for VS to scenarios (VS will be EU based, SCENO will be Asia based) ?

    Since VS is really rarely played and we have a large Asia playerbase, I wanted to suggest in putting CA server to custom as we asian peeps are fine in that CA server, not much delays/overflows but it would be unreasonable to the CA/NA peeps as that IS their dedicated server. Just a thought, would like to hear feedbacks from all sides.
  12. kanna

    kanna MG Donor

    +1 been overflowing ever since Halloween event ended last week. came back from my trip and was gonna play some but end up overflowing again.
  13. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    I wouldn't have any idea about that action delay unfortunately.

    As for VS being EU and Scenario being ASIA, that's quite debatable to some extent. We'll have to see what the others say about it.

    While it would favour most of the mgftw player base given more than half are ASIA based players, it would also affect the EU players that would get high ping, also namely those players who don't get much time to join the mgftw servers. Those players on EU would suffer more, with now not being able to join due to high ping. While it is a minority, it will still concern then no matter what. Also having an ASIA Scenario server would be far more expensive in terms of the server costs, and the performance due to varying amount of players required. Stability wise it would be the same, but I don't see it working too well.

    Best compromise is to have that new LA server coming in become the scenario server for everyone. As it should be believed, it's a relatively good location in terms of ping for most of the player base. You could probably get away with around 200ms. For the time being, it would also fix the overflow issues that some ASIA players get.

    Another problem is that CA Custom COOP server wouldn't favour everyone. ASIA players would still see a decent amount of ping depending on their location. Unless you mean to replace the CA Custom COOP with the EU Custom COOP, it wouldn't do anyone any favours to have a 2nd Custom COOP server.

    ASIA VS should stay within the ASIA region for the time being, It isn't the best compromise for everyone, but again most players I invite for VS usually can play alright with the ping, ASIA COOP specific players can't though, the same also applies for most players from EU due to ping issues. Time will tell if VS should change server regions to account for getting EU and US players better ping latency ^^

    Another issue is that scenario being hosted around when I haven't had time to try hosting VS can mean that VS sometimes won't get hosted due to not enough players. While VS is running it's not a problem, but before it happens it can become a problem if I need to invite players.

    quite surprised to hear about this though, not sure why you guys would get overflow constantly from EU servers since the halloween event.
  14. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    We are waiting for the LA server, it's delayed it should be there 11/29.
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  15. Vakarlan

    Vakarlan MG Donor

    Vs is always dead (how many times you invite for vs, then a sceno comes or coop event comes, almost everyone bounce? Its hard to "fix" vs), unless there's callouts and invites, no one will auto join VS unlike sceno/coop, but I appreciate you trying your 100% energy on keeping it alive. However, all of what we discussed is outta the water, Mute did pointed out that sceno/coop needs more cpu/server power to run than VS. Therefore the idea of keeping the Asia realm on VS makes sense now (Asia realm cost more, and with lesser CPU/server power) its best.

    CA (LA/NA realms, basically AMERICA/CANADA IPs) WOULD favor EVERYONE. We Asians tested on CA realm, and it is MUCH better than EU, and also there is next to none overflow. Mute (EU) reported getting 100 to 200 ping, while Asians gets 200 to 250 ping, AND we now have have a decent number of NA/CA players now, that's 3 birds with 1 stone. So getting to the middle ground that we aim to achieve and it will be better experience for everyone.

    Just to add on, we have been dealing with 350 to 400 ping in sceno for a very long time. So 200 ping on the new LA will be a breath of fresh air, I just hope it will solve the overflow issue too, like what CA server did for us.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  16. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Sounds good to hear. We'll wait for the server until it's ready to be deployed for something useful in mgftw ^^

    Thanks for the update, already heard from mute about it being delayed since yesterday but that's ok.

    We'll see about that for the time being.

    Wouldn't mind if EU Custom COOP ended up being converted into CA Custom COOP (replacing the current CA COOP server). Given that CA COOP doesn't get many players and more or less was only used when ASIA was full some times of the week. This could also work if there was a 2nd CA or LA server that was then used to replace EU COOP with a CA/LA COOP server, whichever is more preferred.

    Overall these server changes can help everyone with the lag reduction and overflow.
  17. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    Hello all,

    Good news, L.A server is here, just needs installation. I will probably do that tomorrow.

    Test IP:
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